INTERLACE GRANT FUND

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OUR MISSION

​​Interlace Grant Fund supports Providence-area visual artists.
In addition to providing grants and resources directly to artists, Interlace strives to be responsive to artists’ needs, facilitate unconventional collaborations, and advocate for stronger relationships among artists and between artists and audiences. In this spirit, Interlace commits to responsive support for artists and advocates for unconventional collaborations that expand audiences, create fresh outcomes, and inspire an enriched trans-disciplinary discourse.
Interlace recognizes the many structural barriers that prevent local artists’ access to funding for artist-led projects. Our Project Grants provide up to $6,000 to develop projects that prioritize visual art, collaboration, and engagement. 

Interlace also understands there is a lack of support and safety nets for local artists in crisis. Our Emergency Relief Grants provide up to $500 to artists experiencing financial hardship.
 
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WHO WE ARE

Interlace Grant Fund was cofounded in 2020 by Dirt Palace Public Projects and Providence College Galleries as part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program. 
Jori Ketten is Program Manager for Interlace.

Dirt Palace Public Projects [DPPP] is the not-for-profit umbrella for various arts programs and projects, including Dirt Palace, a feminist artist-run space founded in 2000 in an abandoned library building in the commercial corridor of Olneyville in Providence. DPPP’s mission is to enhance the cultural life of Providence by creating visibility for feminist artists and people historically marginalized within the arts. DPPP offers artist residencies, affordable studio space, facilities, shared resources, opportunities, a culture of cooperation, and maintains visibility in the community through a committed public arts presence and long-term relationships.
Xander Marro and Pippi Zornoza, DPPP Co-Directors, are Co-Founders and Administrators of Interlace.
⟶ dirtpalace.org

Providence College Galleries [PCG] is the only visual arts institution in Rhode Island committed entirely to museum-quality presentations of the art and artists of our time. PCG showcases contemporary art to advance Providence College’s mission to cultivate “aesthetic appreciation, and understanding of the natural world, other cultures, and diverse traditions” while promoting “the common good and service of neighbors near and far.” PCG’s activities include collecting and commissioning art, organizing exhibitions and public art displays, publishing texts, hosting artist residencies, presenting public programs and events, and advocating for local artists and arts communities.
 
Jamilee Lacy, PCG Director & Chief Curator, and Kate McNamara, PCG Curator-at-Large, are Co-Founders and Administrators of Interlace.
⟶ pcgalleries.providence.edu 

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program supports the creation of independent, non-traditional, public-facing artists’ projects by partnering with leading cultural institutions in communities across the country. This national network includes Regranting Programs in thirty-two cities, including Mobile (AL), Albuquerque (NM), Atlanta (GA), Baltimore (MD), Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Denver (CO), Detroit (MI), Houston (TX), Indianapolis (IN), Kansas City (MO), Los Angeles (CA), Miami (FL), Milwaukee (WI), Minneapolis (MN), Nashville (TN), New Orleans (LA), Newark (NJ), Oklahoma City (OK), Omaha (NE), Philadelphia (PA), Phoenix & Tucson (AZ), Portland (ME), Portland (OR), Providence (RI), Raleigh & Greensboro (NC), Saint Louis (MO), San Francisco (CA), San Juan (PR), Seattle (WA), and Washington, DC.
⟶ warholfoundation.org
 
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VALUES

Interlace values...

Visual artists and their work and well-being.

Collaboration as a process of conceptualizing and art-making by a visual artist and one or more other people or entities. Collaboration that creates generous, open frameworks that allow for multiple authors and perspectives. Collaboration that interweaves, integrates, and interlaces artists and their work into a greater community.

Accessibility that values the public and prioritizes participation and inclusion of diverse communities and differently-abled people. Accessibility that has a quality of openness and considers the needs of audiences. 

Risk-taking that assumes risk by embracing experimentation and subverting dominant norms, values, narratives, standards, or aesthetics.

Impact that achieves sustained resonance or value. Impact that creates the potential for the audience’s consciousness, attitude, body, actions, and more to be positively impacted.